Course detail

Theory of Measurements, Measurement Techniques and Technical Diagnostics

FSI-9TTDAcad. year: 2020/2021

The course introduces students to the theory of advanced measurement techniques and measuring systems with nanometer resolution.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Understanding of selected physical principles and their application in measurements, sensors and equipments.


Successful completion of the course is conditional on the knowledge and skills acquired in the courses "Physics I", "Physics II", "Metrological Physics".


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

DOEBELIN, O.D.: Measurement Systems. Application and Design.. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1990. (EN)
DOEBELIN, O.D.: Measurement Systems. Application and Design.. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1990. (EN)
Normy: Vyjadřování nejistoty při měření.
ORNATSKIJ, P.P.: Teoretičeskije osnovy informacionno-izměritělnoj techniki. Kijev: Vyšča škola, 1976.
Normy: Mezinárodní slovník základních a všeobecných termínů v metrologii.. ČSN 01 0115
JENČÍK, J., KUHN, L. a další: Technická měření ve strojírenství.. Praha: SNTL, 1982.
BOX, G.E.P., HUNTER, W.G., HUNTER, J.S. Statistics for Experiments-an Introduction to Design, Data Analysis and Model Building, Wiley 1978 (EN)
RIPKA, P.; TIPEK, A. Master Book of Sensors, part A, part B, Czech Technical University, 2003 (EN)
WIESENDAGER. R., GUNTHERODT. J.H.: Scanning Tuneling Microscopy II, Springer 1995 (EN)
REIMER, L, Scanning Electron Microscopy (2nd ed.), Springer,1998 (EN)
WILIAMS, D. B., CARTER, C. B. Transmission Electron Microscopy (2nd ed.), Springer, 2009 (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

An examination composed from oral and written part.

Language of instruction

Czech, English

Work placements

Not applicable.


Describe physical principles of selected measuring methods and measuring equipments.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Participation at every course parts.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme D-APM-K Doctoral, 1. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, recommended

  • Programme D4P-P Doctoral

    branch D-APM , 1. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, recommended

Type of course unit



20 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


General definitions and theory. Statistics and data processing: classification of random parameters (Gaussian and uniform distribution). Law of error propagation. Experimental data processing.

Sensors: general classification, capacity sensors, sensors based on induction.

Advanced methods of visualisation and diagnostics: scanning electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, scanning tunnelling microscopy.